The Aston Martin Rapide comes with a compelling look, which is typical of all the company's models. It maintains the patent sports car appearance along with its graceful exteriors. The four ‘swan wing' doors are designed in a manner that they open up at 12 degrees, which helps in keeping the doors safe from any raised walkway. Moreover this designing also helps in easy and convenient access to the front and rear cabin. Convenient ingress or egress is made possible through 70 degrees opening angle of the doors. The upper and lower alloy grills are well polished to give it a high finishing. It wears a unique look which catches attention on road. The front lights are given a new design and sport a single lens bi-xenon headlight with innovative light tube sidelights, which also gives it a unique identity. The beauty of this car lies in the standout proportion maintained in its designing. That is again a reason it is distinguished from other models. The roof line is made low lined, combined with uniquely styled 20" wheels which contribute to the proportionate look of the car. The looks are further improved with its side LED indicators which almost melt with the rear doors. The looks of this stylish car is further improved and crafted with the elegant lines and crease on the body. This vehicle is made available in the petrol version. It's stylish look, exciting interior and exterior features and other advanced features will woo the masses. The petrol version of this four wheeler is powered by all alloy quad overhead cam, 48-valve, 5935cc, V12 petrol engine which produces 470bhp at 6000rpm and 600Nm of peak torque at 5000rpm. It features an array of advanced third generation safety features like dual front airbags that offers safety in case of front collision, ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) that enhance the stability of the car and provides a comfortable driving experience, and many more.
The vehicle discussed here is one of the best works done by the company's craftsmen. The car is blessed with a real high class look, which makes the drive classy for the driver. The four door sports coupe has reached all the necessary expectations to come up with a well balanced car model. An exclusive look with a unique front, side and rear design is the USP of this vehicle. The front of this coupe is given a low and balanced look. The front view encircle the beautifully shaped and expertly mounted LED headlights. A four door body style with 4 individual seats are absorbed well in the designing. This series makes use of extruded bonded aluminum VH body structure which not just assures its tough and long life, but also promises unmatched style. The aluminum, magnesium alloy and composite body of super sports car redefines the joy and pleasure of a ride. Extruded aluminum door side impact beams are mounted with a touch of expert work. The overall placement of this light is melted well with the side view. Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators are not just technologically advanced but also offer a look which is unseen in this segment. Coming to its rear, it is again full of smart styling and unique definition of style. LED rear lamps and side repeaters make the rear view simply outstanding.
Exterior Measurements :
It is a long and elongated car model brought in the Indian auto market. The overall length of the car is 5019mm, width 2140mm (including mirrors) and height is 1360mm along with a wheelbase of 2989mm.
It is the best looking sports coupe whether it comes to the exteriors or interiors. The car is provided with top of the line features which are simply unmatched and unexplored in segment. The interiors are serene and yet maintain a vibrant content to keep the occupants stick in. The Rack and pinion, Servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering with 3.0 turns lock-to-lock Column tilt and reach adjustment. The steering wheel is thus one of the best in time technology result, which can make the drive not just memorable but also unique every time. The interiors of this stunning car model is all made in full grain leather, which gives it a classy effect. Along with this leather touch, the interior is made far more impressive with Walnut Facia trim. Iridium Silver center console outer finish and Graphite inner finish gives it a prominent look. The availability of Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener makes the handling of this car more easy.
Interior Comfort :
This vehicle is a sports coupe which makes it mandatory for the car to meet the segment standards. The company has taken all necessary pains to come up with effective solution to all the quest of comfort. The car employs electrically operated front seats which are of utmost comfort and great style. Memory based front seats and exterior mirrors make the drive in this sports coupe truly prominent and comfortable. The car interior also hold necessary safety features like dual stage driver and passenger front airbags, front occupant side airbags, head protection airbags at front and rear. The occupants of the car will surely feel relaxed and get a luxury feel with heated seats. The car also makes sure that the internal temperature is well under control through automatic temperature control. One can also observe little detailing like organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays, LED map lamps and ambient lighting. The ride comfort is well supported by the Trip computer and Cruise control along with Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation system.
Interior Measurement :
Like mentioned above, it is a long sports car which is designed to accommodate 4 adults comfortably. Its front seats are made extremely comfortable in order to give the driver a perfect environment for safe drive. The rear seat has good leg room with decent headroom as the overall designing of the car is such that it taper at the end.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
This vehicle is endowed with a full throttle acceleration capability. It takes just 4.9 seconds to reach a speed of 100 Kmph from a complete standstill. The best part about its acceleration capacity is that you can accelerate very smoothly, creating no unwanted or irritating noise.
Engine and Performance
The heart of this four door sports coupe is built on extremely high end technology, which makes it a real good performer in the segment. It comes fitted with an All alloy quad overhead cam, 48-valve, 5935cc, V12 petrol engine. It uses six speed automatic transmission for distributing power effectively and thus increasing driving pleasure. The powerful petrol mill pumps out 470bhp at 6000rpm while it generates 600Nm of top torque at 5000rpm.
This vehicle is available in the Indian auto market with a powerful all-alloy quad overhead cam, 48 valve, 5935cc, V12 with a six-speed gearbox and electronic shift-by-wire control system. This transmission assures a performance to be truly designated as that of a sports coupe. The car gives a standard mileage of around 4.0 Kmpl mileage in the city, while on the highway it offers mileage around 7.0 Kmpl. The high performance petrol engine used in the car makes It one of the fastest option in the category.
Power of Aston Martin Rapide
Along with the style inherited from Aston Family, the car is made extremely performance-oriented, which is its main selling feature. The mill is incorporated with the car delivers great power to the car. It is equipped with the new 5935cc, V12 motor with a six-speed gearbox. This offers 470bhp at 6000rpm and a thumping torque of 600Nm at 5000rpm.
Stereo & Accessories
This vehicle is blessed with an excellent 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology. This can make your drive heaven with superior sound quality. For those who prefer to drive fast at loud music on freeways, here is what you will go crazy for. The car is also blessed with Integrated Apple iPod® connector so that no compromises are made for high entertainment. The USB connector with Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MP3 audio file compatibility improves the entertainment quotient of this car. The entire audio system also supports 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket. Among other important options available in the car are Ventilated front and rear seats, Twin screen rear seat entertainment system with 6-disc DVD player, auxiliary input, wireless headphones and remote control and Alternative facia trim finishes – Mahogany, Piano Black, Bamboo, Tamo Ash, Double Apex Alloy, Nexus Alloy. These additions can help you get a more personalized sports coupe. Along with the above enhancements, some extra bucks can also bring your way Matching wood door trim, Color-keyed steering wheel, Second glass key, Magnum silver rear lamp in-fills, Delete model badging, Delete protective tape, Personalized sill plaques etc.
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Braking & Handling
The front has a Dual cast brake discs measuring 390mm in diameter with six piston calipers. Coming to the rear, it has sports dual cast brake discs measuring 360mm in diameter with four piston calipers. This combination makes the braking system truly effective and thus builds a strong control over the drive. Along with the high tech breaks used in the car, it also features Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Positive Torque Control (PTC) and Electronic Park Brake (EPB). ABS is responsible for preventing wheel lock-up under heavy braking which ensures no skidding while EBD promises more or less braking pressure to all wheels with a view to increase braking power along with balancing control.
Safety & Security
The way it has absorbed four doors while maintaining the sporty coupe look, is commendable. This vehicle is equipped with standard and a few advanced safety features. Being a sports car it was bound to depict good safety quotient and the company has come up all the expectations with this four wheeler. It comes with a six-speed automatic transmission and power steering. These essential features help the driver in handling this vehicle with ease. The handling is further improved with its ABS, EBD and effective braking system. As far as safety is concerned, it is provided with front occupant side airbags, dual stage driver and passenger front airbags which assures safe drive for the occupants. Along with these essential enhancements, the car also offers head protection airbags for front and rear occupants. It includes power door locks, power windows; day and night rear view mirror, passenger side rear view mirror and central locking that further ensure safety and security. Seat belts are added at front and rear seat with seat belt warning. The handling of this car becomes far more interesting with its front and rear parking sensors. This helps in keeping the car safe during parking. The car is loaded with the six-speed Touchtronic-2 automatic gearbox which is placed at the rear of the car on the transaxle. With this placement, its balance is near perfect at a ratio of 51:49, contributing to its outstanding dynamics. With this balanced weight car can give an engaging drive on twisty roads, and a refined, relaxed and effortless drive on motorways and main roads. The cabin of the car is much quieter with a taller side wall in it.
This sports coupe has a stylish set of wheels incorporated, which assures a stunning grip on the roads even at high speeds. The wheel size is 20 inches and the tyre size is 245/40 R20 for front and 295/35 R20 for rear. It makes use of alloy wheels which not just add beauty to its exterior but also makes it a true performer in segment.
1. Great Performance, especially for city roads.
2. An aerodynamic body cover.
3. Expensively built, attractive exterior cover.
4. Best control and handling.
5. Well designed, lavish interiors to go along with the speed benefits.
1. It is rather high priced.
2. Comfort could be upgraded.
3. In response to its high performance, it delivers a poor mileage.
4. Low ground clearance.
5. It could bring techno aids to advance safety.
Aston Martin Rapide price
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